Dedofiktion Racing Unlimited Warpwheel Cryptobike


It's contest time! This one (and the another one too - double post!) is for Space Jam's collaborative racing category. I was asked for a team, and I of course accepted the offer. And was first to start building in my team, so I chose the colours and feels. But alas, my teammates had personal reasons that made them unable to participate - at the time that I already had two builds finished. But no worry. I got new teammate - Aiden - who had also lost his team members. He kindly made some little changes to his entry, and thus - Dedofiktion Racing Unlimited was formed. The name is reference to a Circle song, as usual.

I wanted to build a racing vehicle for a character build. I though of speeders, bikes, roller skates, jet packs, gliders, aqua jets... but settled for a bike, as I had built so many speeders recently - and had some piece use ideas; the back wheel made with large TECHNIC toothed... thingys I got 7 from LUGBULK two or three years ago. I had never used them on anything. So here they are! I wanted to add some colour on them, and luckily I had bought four rigid cables in purple many years ago, and the fitted nicely in the groove. The front wheel also uses a tablescrap I made for Parts Festival (where the Fat Boy hub is from); a rubber track/thread fits around the hub very well, and 1x2 tiles can be connected to it, very sturdily. It premiered on Gateway to Bricks Unlimited (coincidence with the name) on MOC Wars, rather mildly. Here it is better observed; photographing made the trans-medium blue tiles glow very nicely! 

Other that the huge back wheel, the bike is quite traditional; at least more traditional than my previous one. Inverted medium azure arch piece and yellow macaroni tube were other key pieces. The tubes form soft-looking surface to comfortably lean on, while the arches give some sturm und drang to the back, like a burst of flames. The fork is quite realistic; it was reworked from more simple Technic composition into something using more macaroni tubes, according to critique by Tino Poutiainen. Thanks Tino! I'm also happy I finally get to use that trans-yellow windscreen I had had around for quite a while. 

The figure - let's call her Winona Skyrake - was build mostly after the frame of the bike, to make them fit each other. Interestingly, she's around 20-30 % smaller than my average characters, with the same head. Why? Smaller scale made building the bike lot easier; less lenght, less weight, smaller distance to handlebar, pedals, etc... But it turned out looking pretty natural nevertheless. The obi (cummerbund) is reference to some Japanese themes, fitting for this sci-fi-atmosphere. Overall, the balloon panel hair is the most extraordinary part of it. Honestly, when I see a new fancy piece, I usually first ask myself, "would it work as a hair? Or beard?" so hair it is. I've used in before as a hair, but on in white and not that way up. Cool piece, balloon panel!



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